Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
house correspondent chuck todd. thanks for joining us tonight. this was a hot pressure cooker press conference and you were in the middle. let's talk about the president's tactic. it looks like he's got one. here he is sticking out his message of defending the middle class today, sticking to it. he practically dared the republicans to hold tax cuts for the middle class hostage. he went back to that word hostage. let's take a look. >> the other option is to pass a law right now that would prevent any tax hike whatsoever on the first $250,000 of everybody's income. i hope republicans in the house come on board, too. we should not hold the middle class hostage while we debate tax cuts for the wealthy. the most important step we can take right now, i think the foundation for a deal that helps the economy, creates jobs, gives consumersty, which means gives consumers confidence they'll have consumers during the holiday season if we right away say 98% of americans aren't going to see their taxes go up. >> i thought that was pretty well crafted as a tactic. i don't know if it's a strategy.
Nov 15, 2012 2:00pm PST
with using money on that side. he assumes he must have been outbid. >> that's exactly what someone who thinks he can buy votes was in fact doing. this guy is a salesman, chris. he doesn't know anything about making decisions based on whether or not it's something you believe in. he is of the opinion that money can generate belief, and in this case he doesn't understand how money didn't generate belief, how, in fact, dedication and vision and love dedicated, caused the movement in obama's direction, not money. >> it couldn't be that people believe in barack obama. couldn't be many people are devoted to him. couldn't be that people see him as potentially one of our great presidents. it must be a cash and carry situation. here are comments about the gifts. karl rove must love this. this is covering karl rove. it's about the takers he calls them. remember that 47%? here essex planing how you buy that 47%. they take, you give. let's listen. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. all right. there are 47% who are with him, who depend upon government, who belie